ACUTE CARE SURGERY FELLOWSHIP
The UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program offers a two year Acute Care Surgery Fellowship through the department of Surgery. This Fellowship is based at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. CRMC is the only Level I Trauma Center serving California’s Central Valley with a population of 2 million. The trauma service is very active, admitting more than 2,500 trauma patients per year (80% blunt, 20% penetrating), with approximately 20% of these requiring ICU admission. Faculty support is strong with 8 surgery faculty members board-certified in surgical critical care.
The goal of the Fellowship is to enhance skills in the management of trauma and emergent surgery and critically ill patients. For the patient with traumatic injury, management begins with initial evaluation and resuscitation and operative management and continues until discharge. The Fellow is involved in comprehensive critical care management issues, such as multidisciplinary committees and protocol development.
The fellow will have available a rich clinical environment, Trauma Registry, statistical help and lab available to work on research projects. Facilities and opportunities for laboratory investigations are also available. The fellow will attend the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma annual meeting and is expected to complete a research project that can be presented/published by the end of their fellowship training. There is opportunity for the fellow to develop and complete a research project of their choice.
Rotations: (includes those needed for ABS Added Qualifications in Critical Care)
|Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Acute Care Surgery
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Kelly Dinnan, DO
Medical School: Michigan State University
Karen O'Bosky, MD
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Residency: Loma Linda University
James W. Davis, MD, FACS, Program Director
Krista L. Kaups, MD, FACS
John F. Bilello, MD, FACS
Jennifer Curtis, MD
Ricard Townsend, MD, FACS
William J. Dominic, MD
Lawrence P. Sue, MD
Margaret M. Wolfe, MD
Recreational opportunities in the area are rich and varied, and include three nearby national parks - Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Fresno is centrally located and is about a three hour drive to San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula and the central coast region around Morro Bay. Some funding is available for national and state conferences, as well as for travel to meetings for presentation of original work.
Residents interested in the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship can either call Valerie Pamatmat, Residency Coordinator at (559) 459-5196 or contact Dr. James Davis, the Program Director, for further information. The FAX number is (559) 459-3719.
The University does not sponsor H-1B visas. Please contact individual programs regarding their policy on sponsoring H-1B visas.
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